Dangers on Passing Semi Tractor Trailers in Florida

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At least 3 people were seriously injured in a head-on collision that occurred after a SUV passed a semi-tractor trailer and slammed into an oncoming pickup truck. According to William Cain of the Florida Highway Patrol, serious personal injuries resulted from this automobile accident. Accident victims were airlifted to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. The initial investigation revealed that the SUV was traveling eastbound on State Road 40 when it passed a semi-truck and slammed into a pickup truck pulling a trailer that was traveling westbound. After impact, the SUV flipped several times and was finally hit by an oncoming vehicle. According to a Florida Highway Trooper, the driver of the SUV and the driver and passenger of the pickup truck sustained the most serious personal injuries.
Passing a vehicle that requires a driver to go into oncoming traffic can be very dangerous. Vehicles should only pass other vehicles in designated lanes – designated lanes are indicated by dashed yellow lines in the state of Florida. Florida drivers should only pass vehicles when they have clear visibility, are in designated passing lanes and have enough time to pass. If you would like to read more on this horrific accident please see 3 people sustain serious personal injuries after head-on collision.

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